The equator is looming ahead for the sailors of Jade’s Journey.
27/01/2022: After a short stopover in Cape Town, South Africa, Sébastien Destremau and his daughter Jade are only a short distance from crossing the equator onboard Merci.
« I can’t wait to enter the northern hemisphere. It’s a step that brings us closer to the finish line of this very long journey. » said the impatient young Australian.
Having left Perth in Australia mid-December, it has only taken about forty days at sea for the father/daughter duo to reach the « other side ».
A hemisphere Merci left fifteen months ago when the experienced skipper took part in his second Vendée Globe in 2020. « Watching the GPS going down to Latitude ZERO is always fun and feels special ». he said.
Crossing the equator will be a first for Jade, since the young lady had never sailed before undertaking this 18,000 kilometer, halfway-round-the-world trip with her father.
« And of course, there’s the Offering Ceremony to King Neptune, in order for him to grant permission to pass « said the father mischievously to his daughter.
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